Tuesday, April 30, 2013


"Why on earth would a rabbit know what Bagel means?"  -  RG the Mystified
"They smell good when you open the wrapper, ninny." - Princess the 'Splainer

Monday, April 29, 2013


"The other day I put Benji in the "people" area just next to his usual outside pen.  He enjoyed snooping around for awhile, but was very happy to find the gate into familiar territory too!"  -  RG the Experimenter 
 "A few years ago BL picked out this tree - it was very small then - to highlight the shrub bed between the house and driveway.  She done good  - eh?"  -  RG the Admirer

Sunday, April 28, 2013


A cozy, cozy pair!
"A bunch of us went to the beach to learn and practice how to scientifically measure and report what is living there.  In the event of an oil spill or a tsunami, for example, we need to know what was there vs. what is there after.  Next month we and some high schoolers will be doing this at several locations."
 "Of course, you need to know what this stuff is called - and "YUK" is not an answer!  Fortunately we have detailed identification cards and also some experts with us."  -  RG the Scientist!
"Don't expect us to be there."

Friday, April 26, 2013


"I hope to get them untangled before I get hungry."  -  Kitty Boy

Here are some pretty spring violets in among some varied foliage for your springtime pleasure.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


...  Did someone say Flooding?  We're ready!"  -  Racer and Benji.
"Nope.  No flooding in sight.  But is is good you are in waterproof containers on a deck that is 8 feet off the ground and the ground is about 120 feet above sea level!!!"  -  RG the Relieved.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


"HEY! RG!"  "Yes! What your royalty?"  "What is that gad-awful racket?"  "That is BL mowing the lawn."  "Well, tell her to stop, it is ruining my beauty rest here."  "Oh no you don't, Princess.  YOU tell her."  "Wuss."

"We have this huge cherry tree which is probably a volunteer from a small orchard planted by the original settlers of this area in about 1875.  It is a-buzz with bees today!"  The cherries do not get very big - this is no place to grow good cherrys - but they are very tasty!"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


... I'm handsome.  The end." - Winston, Esq.
"Indeed." -  RG

Monday, April 22, 2013


.... uh, I don't think so.  Too far and scary.  I have no parachute.  I'll just stay right here and wait for assistance." - Chico the Wiser 
"Well, I managed my talk well - two classes - Advanced Placement Juniors and Seniors studying Environmental Issues.  My pants weren't unzipped and no one put a thumb tack on my chair.
This link opens to a really nice story about the Skagit Valley and the environmental challenges and successes here.  It is quite a place and I am happy to be part of encouraging others to help keep it that way!" -  RG the Orator

Sunday, April 21, 2013


"Now go away."  -  Benji Content
"Well, OK.  But there's oats and fresh hay and snuggling and maybe a treat waiting!" - RG Convincing
"Well - now that you mention it ..."

"Wish me luck - I'm going to give a talk about the first Earth Day (April 22, 1970) to some local High School kids in an Environmental Studies class.  Maybe I should take treats and a broom!"  -  RG the Teacher!

Friday, April 19, 2013


"No comment." - KB

Thursday, April 18, 2013


... that Benji gets a LOT of snuggling." - "Lonesome George" Winston
 "Oh Winnie, you dramatist you.  I am holding you and giving you nose-rubs for a long time.  I set you down on the chair to just go get the camera and .. well, and this happens.  You should just mind your own business."  -  RG the Snuggler
"It is Tulip Festival time in the Skagit Valley.  Could use a bit more sun."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


.... strange bunnies."  -  Benji Explorer
"Benji is in the usual spot of C and Z; it is protected from the rain coming down.  I don't think he has never seen them.  Well, he is not shy about taking over!"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


They are too shy!
 "Here is a "volunteer" tulip amongst some dandelions.  I don't think they often grow from seed.  Maybe a chipmunk "moved" the bulb?  Pretty."  -  RG the Confused
And now for a gambling update.  BL has won 5th place in the Sweet 16 contest and gets $21 - which covers our investment and then some!  She can't wait for the US football season.

Monday, April 15, 2013


.... until things are better." - Winston the Smart.
 "I know how you feel Winnie-Poops.  Sometimes it is just a sad, sad world out there.  But you know, the blossoms hold a promise, don't forget."  -  RG the Disturbed
(Some of you may have seen the news photo of the older (78!) runner sitting down, with an orange tank top.  He was near the finish and blown over by a blast.  He is from just down the road, a very fast and inspirational runner here in all our events.  Glad he is OK.)

Sunday, April 14, 2013


.... Then I'll eat." - Racer the Firm.
 "Let's get this betting/gambling thing straight here.  All we did was each send my Brother-in-law $7 and our choices for the various games in the Sweet 16 College Basketball tourney.  Our choices turned out to be awful so we won no money.  That is it. - BUT!  Below is the Hops plant today, April 14, 2013.  In the past it has been about mid-June before it reached the top of the iron pole, which is waaaaaay above the roof top of the barn.  What is your guess this year?  Before June 15 to the top, or after?"  -  RG the Bookie.

Friday, April 12, 2013


... Chair!  Please."  -  KB Living on the Edge
"I have no idea - but have a nice weekend.  Oh, wait!  I do have an idea.  Cats are .. well .. you know!"  -  RG the Understanding

Thursday, April 11, 2013


... Go ahead and pick up your treasured copy of "Chico the Great" from Netflixxxxx while you are at it.  Double your viewing pleasure!" - Chico the Star
"Dear Netflix ... the scrapes,scratches, bites and little black pearls associated with my latest returns can all be explained.  Please don't dump me."  -  BL the Panicked

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


...  The Life of Zoey, starring Zoey!"  -  Zoey, The Star.

"The Mini Banana Beignets!  Only one over-ripe banana was sacrificed for these.  Recipe HERE (and off to the right!)  -  Yumm." - RG The Helper

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


... I'm coming in.  And, there better not be any of this "Benji and The Princess" BS going on.  I had my precious Benson and that was enough.  Oh, but you could freshen the oats while you are there." - The Princess in Charge

"Here they were, about 6 years ago ... Benson was a Jersey Wooley."

Monday, April 8, 2013


... house is too small and too expensive.  Guess I'll just stay where I'm at for awhile longer."  -  Benji the "Looker"
"We've had a lot of rain the past few days.  When that happens, the bunns have to trade off being outside under the big tarp-roof to stay dry.  This is usually the place for Chico and Zoey, but Benji gets a turn here.  He is not impressed except he does like to jump up and climb into the hay bag that is there!" - RG Explaining

Sunday, April 7, 2013


... Turned into a fried dough ball.  Blech."  -  Winston the Gourmet
"I think they might be on the menu later this week - we need one over-ripe banana.  Bananas in this house never last that long." - In anticipation, RG.

Friday, April 5, 2013


... He is sticking his tongue out at me and his eyes are different sizes, colors, and they aim different ways.  For sure he is going to ignore the splendid scratching post and instead, slash the carpet - some more." 
"Go away - you bother me."  -  KB

Thursday, April 4, 2013


"I love my little bridge hideaway.  Fresh hay and fresh air.  And, the little door that goes inside to my food dish and the treats is just off my left shoulder!  When RG goes "PSSST" or "Bagel!" I am just two skips and a hop away!  It does drip through in the rain, like today, and if I drowse and forget to move, like today, I get a bit wet but it's no biggie.  I have a magnificent fur coat!" - The Princess Content 
"You were a bit damp, but it seems to agree with you!" - RG the Observent

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


A brooming and now this - Nail trimming.  Where do I send my letter of protest and disapproval?' - Normally Handsome Winston
"It's a bummer buddy, I know.  But every other bunn got the same treatment and now you are all set for 3 months!" -  RG the Cruel

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


... Requesting permission to enter the locks."
 "Permission granted Racer.  Full steam ahead.  But - button that top button on your pea-coat.  It is cold.  The "Mighty Mack II" has cleared a passage.  Then it is all smooth sailing." - RG the Lock Master.

Monday, April 1, 2013


... They don't even clean the walls.  How do they expect me to go in there?" - Benji the Prim

"The Soo Locks between Lake Superior and Lake Huron open for shipping March 15.  Here is one of the old classic "Long Boats" ready to lock through.  The icebreaker Mackinac has opened a passage.  But it is still a late winter!" - RG the Reporter